Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (179, 180)

Niall Collins

Question:

182 Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the total cost of the Dublin West by-election in October 2011; the total cost of the recount ordered by one of the candidates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32662/12]

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Niall Collins

Question:

183 Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the total cost of the EU stability treaty referendum in May 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32663/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 182 and 183 together.

The costs of running or holding an election or referendum are met from the Central Fund administered by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The information requested in the questions is not available in my Department.